Monday, March 22, 2010

Hide and Seek of the Week

This week’s Collections object is a Horse and Warrior Puppet from Mali, Africa! This puppet is a great example of the type of puppets used in Sogo bò puppet festivals in the Segou region of the Republic of Mali. The Sogo bò performances explore the important cultural values and social relationships of the community. Performances are typically performed by the young men and women in each community. The puppets on display throughout the museum are on loan from Mary Sue and Paul Peter Rosen.

Put on your looking eyes and see if you can find it during your next visit! For more info about Hide and Seek of the Week, click here.

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